[London—Thursday, 10 May 1860]

Thursday 10th Called on the Flowers and went down to the Jesse’s to dine where we met Mr and Mrs Briggs and Miss Dunlap. Mr Briggs was 84 years old and had known Nelson. Miss Dunlap told her experiences in Brittany coming home. She had visited the forest of Brocel[i]ande and the haunts of Arthur where now-a-days only legends live.

We called in the afternoon upon Mrs Owen the wife of Professor Owen in her pretty cottage. It is situated on the outskirts of Richmond Park and is as sweet a bit of English rural home beauty as we know. Miss Owen walked over the grounds with us and pointed out a chair where the Professor sits nightly asking Nature to refresh him after his fatigues in London.


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